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GDPlants - Global Distribution Patterns of Plants


The large-​scale patterns of biodiversity are one of the most important issues in macroecology and biogeography. The contemporary biodiversity patterns are results of an eco-​evolutionary process including several factors, i.e. adaptation and radiation of lineages, contemporary climate, past climate, topography, etc. In this project, we are going to build species distribution maps and clade richness maps for the target plant families. Combining contemporary and historic climate, phylogeny, functional data and a processed based simulation model, we aim to explain how eco-​evolutionary processes have led to the contemporary biodiversity patterns.